Defining the Future: The University of Tennessee Strategic Plan

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The UT System is in the process of updating the strategic plan. All information on this site reflects goals and progress from 2012 – 2017.

Steering Committee

The strategic planning process is a collaborative effort involving stakeholder and constituent participation from all levels of the University, including system, campus and institute administrators, deans, faculty, students, alumni, trustees and others.

A steering committee comprised of these representatives has been formed to guide the project toward the best possible outcomes:

Representing Board of Trustees

Jim Murphy
Board of Trustees member

Representing Institute for Public Service

Steve Thompson
Assistant VP, Institute for Public Service

Representing Institute of Agriculture

Larry Arrington
Chancellor, Institute of Agriculture

Representing UT Chattanooga

Jerald Ainsworth
Provost, UT Chattanooga

Representing UT Foundation

Charles "Charlie" Brinkley Jr.

Representing UT Health Science Center

Steve Schwab
Chancellor, UT Health Science Center

Representing UT Knoxville

Susan Martin
Provost, UT Knoxville

Representing UT Martin

Jerald Ogg
Provost & VP, Academic Affairs

Representing System Administration

Keith Carver
Executive Assistant to the President

Tonjanita Johnson
VP, Marketing & Communications

Linda Hendricks
Chief Human Resources Officer

Ron Maples

Stacey Patterson
Director of Research Partnerships

Norma Anderson
Dean, College of Health Professions,
UT Health Science Center

Representing University-wide Faculty

Jenna Wright
Associate Professor & Chair, Department of
English & Modern Foreign Languages, UT Martin

Representing University-wide Staff

Leann McElhaney
Accounting Coordinator, CASNR

Representing University-wide Students

Shalin Shah
Student, UT Knoxville